First landing of plane on a ship, USA, 1911

First landing of plane on a ship, USA, 1911

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Credit: US NAVY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: First landing of plane on a ship. Eugene B Ely's Curtiss pusher biplane landing on the deck of USS Pennsylvania. This was the first time an aeroplane had landed on a warship. Photographed at anchor in San Francisco Bay, California, USA, on 18th January 1911.

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